We've been on holidays. We were so looking forward to this holiday as it has been another year that has exhausted us and left us looking at a future we are not yet comfortable with. We knew we needed to warm up and spend time doing lots of nothing much at all. Being on the go doesn't work for us.
We flew off out of rainy cold Hobart and headed for the tropical heat of Thailand. This is a place I have been visiting for the past 24 years (I couldn't believe it when I first added the years up). I first went there as an exchange student when I left school. I can speak some of the language, love the people, the place, the culture and the food.
Travelling away from home can certainly throw up a few challenge let alone travelling with a PTSD suffer. Airports are never good and this trip was no exception. Oh boy!
Anyhow once we got to our destination we were able to slowly unwind and relax as best as we could.
We find the Thai people very gentle and polite and that works well for us. Nothing is a problem and they will do their very best to ensure you have a lovely time.
Doing lots of nothing can take a bit of work at first. Avoiding the temptation to fill the day with activities soon wore off. My brain had a chance to declutter, I had time to sleep in the sun, swim at sunrise, sip cocktails at sunset, forget the grocery shopping list and spend happy times with my husband.
Now that I'm home I am resisting the urge to make lists, get busy, talk with people and basically let the world in again. I wonder how long it will last?
Do you look forward to a break each year? Do you find it hard to unwind?
Swimming in this water with the fish scooting past was just wonderful...